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There?s a slow train coming
It?s movin? on down the line
Steel wheels on iron rails
Tonight I?m fixin? to die
Woo, I hope you don?t mind pretty mama
Woo-hoo, hope you don?t mind if I go

?Cause when the steam from the slow train rises
I ain?t gonna see you anymore

There?s a slow train coming
Coming right on time
Smokestacks and bottle lightning
This jumper on the line
Woo, I can?t do without it anymore pretty mama
Yes, I can?t do it without it anymore

?Cause when the steam from the slow train rises
I ain?t gonna see you anymore

There?s a slow train coming
To march us home from war
With my leather boots and my haversack
Sure can take it no more
Woo, I cried for her baby when I saw you there
Woo-hoo, I cried for her just the same

?Cause when the steam from the slow train rises
I?m gonna cry for you just the same

Well there?s a slow train coming
Carrying the mighty worker hordes
Eighteen days in the cotton field
Enough to put a man out of (?)
Woo, It?s time to move on pretty mama
Woo-hoo, Yes it?s time to move on as I go

As the steam from my slow train rises
It?s time for me to get on board

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